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Chris Degase Is Candidate for Reelection As Douglas Co. Sheriff

Sheriff Chris Degase is publicly announcing his candidacy for reelection this week. Degase made the following statement in announcing his candidacy. "I am Chris Degase...

Dugger Report 3.1.12

Sometimes it easy to become overwhelmed by complexity of the problems we face on a day-to-day basis. It seems as if every day the...

Two Initiative Petitions Approved for Circulation for 2012 Ballot

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Secretary of State’s office today announced that two initiative petitions met state standards for circulation. The ballot title for the...

Wasson Report 2.23.12

Protecting Missouri’s Workers On Thursday, the Senate passed Senate Bill 572, which modifies the law relating to workers’ compensation. Under the legislation, co-workers could no...

Rowland Report 2.23.12

I am writing this column later than usual as the House was not in session last Thursday and I had no committee meetings on...

Filing For Primary Election Opens Next Tuesday

Filing opens next Tuesday for the Aug. 7 primary election. In county elections, voters will be electing two county district commissioners, sheriff, assessor, public administrator,...

Emerson Report 2.23.12

A President Who Refuses to Budge The president’s budget is really just a stack of paper.  It is only as serious as the administration offering...

Dugger Report 2.23.12

In Jefferson City, state legislators try to look at how Washington’s operating and do the opposite.  During the contentious debate over the President’s healthcare...

Emerson Votes For Congressional Pay Freeze

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08) this evening voted in favor of a measure to prohibit a pay increase for members of...

County Democratic Mass Meeting, Caucuses Slated

Teresa Tost, chair of the Douglas County Democratic Committee said this week that the county mass meeting will be held on March 29 and...
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Kenny Thompson Arrested for Failure To Appear

On August 17th, Cpl. Dewayne Butterworth of the Ava Police Department arrested Robert Kenneth “Kenny” Thompson on a warrant for Failure to Appear for...

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